Inspired by Mocpages, a complete rebuild of a little vignette with Johnny Thunder.
About this creation
Previously, on Johnny Thunder’adventures…
Johnny Thunder is a ZE BIG hero
he is in a BIG Amazonian river
Looking for a BIG treasure
Hidden under a BIG statue
In a BIG swamp
A BIG moisture
With BIG crocodiles
He is in a BIG *%µ£¤!!
Ok, that’s for the story… ;)
This is not a build I wanted to do. It’s a build I HAD to do. The first attempt gave me some contructive comments about the “blocky effect” of my vignette.
After nearly one year hanging around on MOCpages, it was time for me to apply all the technics discovered.
First lesson: WATER.
In my build, the challenge was to represent dirty, stagnant green and muddy water. I had two solutions: first I tried with SNOT technics like Glory Forever 's impressive MOC.
The result was neat and clean but no color could really make it. So?...
I was amazed by his technic with trans dark blue tiles to represent rivers and lakes.
The TDB tiles’ solution came logically. The difficult part was to “brake” the blue effect to come up with muddy water. Finally, there’s nearly no blue plate under the tiles but a mosaic of green, reddish brown, lime, even black and DBGray. I’m not totally satisfied but it’s the best result I had.
If you have better solutions, please let me know.
Following lessons: Trees, rocks and vegetation.
I wanted to keep the “effect” given by the pics of an impenetrable jungle. Pretty tough, though.
I was inspired by awesome creations about nature of : , , , , , , , , ,
Ah, I've lost the race this time... never mind, I really enjoyed this and I'm amazed at your landscaping - it's something I can't do very well. Your muddy water effect seems to work very well. I'm going to have another look at the pictures to see if I can find those green men, and pick up a few landscaping tips. :-)
Impressive! I really like the lushness of the jungle and how you put the crocodile in the water. I think this could be improved by tiling the 2 stud wide border, but otherwise it's fantastic. Great work!